Gemtesa is a brand-name prescription medication that’s FDA-approved to treat overactive bladder (OAB). with this condition, you may experience sudden urges to urinate. And the urges may be frequent or difficult to control.
Incontinence (inability to control urination)
Gemtesa’s generic name is vibegron. It is only approved for use in adults. It’s not known if this medication is an effective treatment option in children. Vibegron comes as a tablet that’s taken by mouth. It’s available in one-strength: 75 mg. Overactive bladder is a problem with how your bladder stores urine which causes a sudden urge to urinate.
A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics usually cost less than brand-name drugs. Vibegron belongs to a group of drugs beta 3 agonists.
How to use Gemtesa?
Read the patient information leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking Vibegron and each time to get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. Swallow this medication whole with a glass of water.
If you have trouble swallowing the tablet, you may crush the tablet and mix it with one tablespoonful (15 milliliters) of applesauce. Take the mixture right away with a glass of water. Do not save the mixture for future use.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.
Drug forms and strength:’
Gemtesa comes as tablets. It’s available in one strength: 75 mg.
Dosage for overactive bladder:
The recommended dosage of Gemtesa for overactive bladder is 75 mg taken by mouth once daily.
Like most drugs, Gemtesa may cause mild or serious side effects. The list below describes some of the more common side effects that Vibegron may cause. This list doesn’t include all possible side effects. Keep in mind that the side effects of a drug can depend on:
Other health conditions you have
Other medications you take
Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you more about the potential side effects of Gemtesa. They can also suggest ways to help reduce side effects.
Mild side effects
Here’s a list of some of the mild side effects that Vibegron can cause. To learn about other mild side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist, or read Gemtesa’s prescribing information.
Mild side effects of Vibegron that have been reported include:
Swelling in your throat or nose
Upper respiratory infections, such as the common cold
Producing more urine than usual
Urinary tract infection
Mild allergic reaction
Mild side effects of many drugs may go away within a few days to a couple of weeks. But if they become bothersome, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects
Serious side effects from Gemtesa can occur, but they’re not common. If you have serious side effects from Vibegron, call your doctor right away. Serious side effects of Gemtesa that have been reported include:
Urinary retention (not being able to empty your bladder)
Severe allergic reaction.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of Vibegron, take it as soon as you remember. However, it’s almost time for your next dose, you may need to skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. If you have any questions about when to take your next dose of Gemtesa after you miss a dose, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Gemtesa is meant to be a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Gemtesa is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it long-term.
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.